Brazil Fans Endure Rout for the Ages
Germany 7, Brazil 1
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 8, 2014 5:08 PM CDT
A Brazilian soccer fan cries as she watches her team get beat.   (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes)

(Newser) – Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever today with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stunned the host nation. Miroslav Klose scored a record-setting 16th career World Cup goal in a five-goal spurt in the first half as Brazil's defense was torn apart. Just how bad was it? Slate has a GIF showing that the on-screen scoreboard had to scroll to accommodate the number of scorers.

Brazil's previous biggest World Cup loss was 3-0 to France in the 1998 final. The Germans will face either Argentina or the Netherlands in Sunday's final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil was playing without the injured Neymar and suspended captain Thiago Silva. Toni Kroos and Andre Schuerrle scored two goals each for Germany, while Thomas Mueller and Sami Khedira added the others. Oscar got a late goal for Brazil.

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Jul 10, 2014 8:17 AM CDT
Boy that is truly sucky. Sorry Brazil. That's how we felt losing to Canada in hockey.
Paul Botkins
Jul 9, 2014 8:41 PM CDT
As a Bronco fan, I totally get it!!
Jul 9, 2014 9:47 AM CDT
This biennial crap fest will never be fully accepted by sports fans in the US until they clean it up first. 1) The fake falls and injuries has got to go! How many times do they bring out a stretcher and cart off a player, then rub a magical sponge over him on the sideline and he's back playing with the same vim and vigor as before. And the falls these FLOPPERS take make the NBA look like a High School Drama Club - RIDICULOUS ! ! ! - On The Opposite Side Of The Coin 2) The brutality that some players and or teams get away with is worse than some street thug muggings! That's the only reason Brazil got as far as it did, because that's the only way they can play - DIRTY ! ! ! At least players in the NFL have pads to protect themselves and when they do make illegal hits, they get properly removed from the game and or fined by the league. Maybe if they clean up the dirty hits, there wouldn't be so much flopping!